Ten-year-old Jovan was born with partial cerebral palsy. Shy, self-conscious and without many friends, he often escapes in his imagination to a place where he is a crime-fighting superhero not limited by his own body. His world shifts when a new girl arrives in his class. Milica, not intimidated by much, chooses the seat next to Jovan and immediately enlists him to help her free her father from his girlfriend, whom she is convinced is a witch who has placed her father under a spell. As evidence, Milica cites drinking weird green juices, alien-like substances stored in jars and consumption of black salt. Between school and physical therapy, the new friends hatch a plan to expose Milica's father's girlfriend and break the spell; Milica believes this will reunite her parents. Preoccupied with the plan, Jovan begins to enjoy life and overcome many of his insecurities as he focuses on helping a friend. THE WITCH HUNTERS is an honest portrayal of struggle and acceptance, and how true friendship can lead to undiscovered inner strength.
- Young People’s Jury Award (ages 8–10) Best Feature Film - TIFF Kids
- The City of Zlín Award for Best Children's Performance in a Feature Film (Mihajlo Milavić and Silma Mahmut) - Zlin FF
- The Best Actress Award – Prishtina IFF
- Audience Award - Montenegro FF
- Mihajlo Milavic
- Silma Mahmuti
- Marko Manojlovic
- Milos Kreckovic
- Miksa Andjelic
- Djordje Markovic
- Nevena Glusica
- PLUTO FILM
- ACTION PRODUCTION
- DREAM FACTORY
- THIS AND THAT PRODUCTIONS
This children's film is one of those rare offerings from Balkan cinema that is both engaging for kids and fun enough for parents, with a definite artistic streak and an exciting adventure story to boot.
Rasko MIljkovic was born in Belgrade in 1991 and graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. His short films include TAKES THREE FOR A MURDER (2014), SAVE (2015), and KRIS (2017). He has also worked as lecturer at Basta Fest and Cinema City in Serbia, and has made dozens of commercials along with videos for Serbian bands S.A.R.S, Went, Went, Kanda, Kodza, Nebojsa, Nezni Dalibor, and many others.